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Sandy Cove - La Dolce Vita-Immaculate Ground Floor Unit W/Beach/Pier Access

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-60 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + comfy couch. 1 Bath ensuite (max 2 people)



Welcome to La Dolce Vita - a beautiful, fully-equipped, and furnished, ground-floor Condominium on Siesta Key, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, Florida. See why we have renters who return year after year... View a photo slide or virtual tour of the unit and grounds by scrolling down.

Our clean, comfortable, centrally heated and air-conditioned condominium is best suited to 2 people (with a small child perhaps) as the washroom is ensuite. The unit features stunning Mexican tile floors, a lovely and functional galley kitchen which is fully equipped for your culinary delight too. The 3-piece bathroom has been beautifully renovated. All linens are included: high quality sheets, towels, beach towels and chairs, even fishing poles! There are two digital cable televisions; one VCR/DVD, a stereo with CD/Cassette player, wireless internet access. Community washer and dryer just outside your door. At your home away from home, you also have the use of a large patio, lanai and barbecue.

La Dolce Vita is located at Sandy Cove 3, a 16 unit condo situated on a stunning Gulf front property (shared with three other associations). Many residents live here year round so the pride of ownership is evident - this is no 'revolving door' hotel or motel. This is why short term rentals are not permitted.

Take a leisurely two minute walk down an idyllic tree and flower lined private roadway and enjoy birds singing along the way. When you get to the end you will see our lovely original Old Florida 'Homestead' - legend has it that it was originally owned by the 'Buster Brown' shoe family. It is now used as a Clubhouse for social get-togethers, potlucks and parties. This charming wood sided dwelling overlooks a huge lawn, the Gulf of Mexico, a private fishing pier, and the beach. It is breathtaking to say the least.

Back at home, simply walk out of your door and plunge into the pool (exclusive to Sandy 3) or lounge pool side (and most of the time you will have it all to yourself!). The sun concentrates between the 2 buildings and it is a lovely and warm place to read or snooze. Later on, you can go to the public beach for a long walk or bike ride and to enjoy the sunsets, the colours of which are beyond compare!

Siesta Key is a spectacular island with something for everyone. Cross one of two bridges to the island and vive la différence! Lazy days and relaxation are the norm here! For those looking for some peace and quiet, you've got it; for those who love to fish and swim in the Gulf, you've come to the right place. You can indulge in many cultural events (Sarasota is the cultural capital of Florida) or sporting activities such as bike riding, walking, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, surfing... Native Drum Circle on Sundays at dusk. And but of course, let's not forget golf! Indeed, you can find everything here!

The island has whatever you need without being 'too commercial'. A five-minute walk to Siesta Key Village north and you will find shopping, banking, restaurants, cafés, massage therapy, aesthetics, souvenirs, and more. Bike riding is easy here - drivers aren't in a hurry to get anywhere because no one wants to leave! Siesta Key has a long fabulous stretch of white sand beach, number 1 in the USA. No word of a lie it has the whitest, finest beautiful. Even in the heat of the day, the 'icing sugar' composition of the sand never burns the bottom of your feet! How is that possible? No exaggeration here - there is natural beauty here no matter where you look. Have a peek at la Dolce Vita @ Sandy Cove from the comfort of your couch

Please note because Sandy Cove is a private residence a rental agreement with application must be completed and approved by a Board member. This is for the security of all in the community including you.

In season rentals (December-April), limited to 3 month stay minimum.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside please! ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Potty-trained animals for long stay rentals only (1 month or more), with prior permission. Dogs are not allowed on any beaches in Florida however....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ground floor condo should accommodate a wheelchair if needed....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • King-sized bed, ensuite bath, walk-in closet, desk/make-up table, sliding glass doors to lanai and pool....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Walk-in shower with both stationary and hand shower. Vanity with granite top....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sandy Cove is unlike any other development on the Key! Take a leisurely 3 minute walk down an idyllic tree and flower lined private roadway. When you get to the end you'll see our lovely original Old Florida 'Homestead', now used as the Clubhouse. It overlooks the Gulf and is used often for gatherings and parties. Everyone gets together daily down on the private Pier with a drink to toast the sunset! A most unique and special place - truly la Dolce Vita on Siesta Key!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) Digital cable flat screen televisions....moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    We are located just north of the north village. A pleasant little walk!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The 4 associations of Sandy Cove border on the water and have access to a private fishing pier and a private beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Hook up to the modem, or go wireless securely!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Super comfy sofa (sleeps one), reclining chair....moreless

  • Parking:

    Dedicated parking for your wheels just outside the kitchen door....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Community washer and dryer steps from front door....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Surf the internet while you are outside by the pool!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need for your culinary delight!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with pots and pans, coffee makers, toaster, microwave, cooking utensils, blender, and much more. Everything you need for your culinary pleasure. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sometimes you will find goodies in the cupboards ... feel free to use them!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    One covered patio, one open. Not enclosed. Walk out to pool area which has loungers and tables/chairs....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Walk-out from kitchen and out to pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Exclusive to Sandy cove 3 (16 units). Most of the time you have the pool and pool area to yourself! Plenty of loungers, tables and chairs as well....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 4 month min.
Jan 26 - Apr 30, 2017
30 night min stay

May & June
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
30 night min stay

July & August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
30 night min stay

High Season 2018 3 month min
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
60 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Extreme cleaning $300
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Rental application fee $50
  • Normal cleaning at end $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%


During your stay please be comfortable but please treat the unit with the same respect you'd give your own home.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/07/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

Sandy Cove is located about a 5 minute walk north of all the north village shops, restaurants, groceries...everything! Walk to Siesta Key Public Beach as well!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Hey there - I'm Wendy. A real estate broker from Toronto, Canada. I have family and friends in Florida so come here often. This is my vacation home but I like to share it from time to time as it helps pay the bills!

Why the Owner Chose Siesta Key, FL, USA:
Why any property? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Fell in love with Siesta Key the minute we crossed the bridge. The clincher was the grounds of Sandy Cove and in the unit itself. One look at the Mexican tiles and we were toast.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

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  • Siesta Key Public Beach

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  • Siesta Key... fun fun fun

    Siesta Key... fun fun fun

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    Siesta Key... fun fun fun

  • Sandy Cove lands

    Sandy Cove lands

  • Sandy Cove lands

    Sandy Cove lands

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  • Siesta Key Public Beach

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  • Siesta Key Public Beach

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  • Siesta Key... fun fun fun

    Siesta Key... fun fun fun

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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